This is a relatively common scenario in our dwellings, and yes it does pose a problem. Our tactics involve selection of 45mm (1.75") line with min 480lpm (125 gpm) branch for involved fire within dwellings. This flow rate has been determined as minimum for effective fire knock down in residential rooms and will ensure the fire can be overcome (sufficient for safe retreat) should flashover occur. Line to be charged, BA masks on etc before entry to porch area. Overhead gas cooling and/or knock down of fire in porch area prior to entry. After entry, progressive knock down to protect door and porch openings. Of course, this is in the ideal world of theory, and there are many variables that can dictate a change of thinking. So long as its safe!
I am curious where all you guys are responding from. As well as some your main fire operations. I am a relatively new Captain and want to progress our profession. I am looking for ideas, events, and contacts. If you interested let's keep a group together and get something moving forward.